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PERMANENT: 29 hours 36 minutes per week
SALARY: £30,636 - £33,196
LOCATION: Tiverton

We are currently looking to recruit a Resilience Officer on a part time basis.

 This is a varied role which will involve working closely with the senior management team and service leads within the Council to ensure the wellbeing of residents and communities during an emergency and to protect the prosperity of the district during periods of disruption.

 At Phoenix House, Tiverton our benefits include:

  •  Competitive hourly rate of pay
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Discounted leisure memberships
  • Free DBS check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Monday to Friday
  • Free parking at site

 As a Resilience Officer your duties will include but are not limited to:

  •  Undertake production, maintenance and testing of Emergency Planning plans and procedures;
  • Embed the Council’s Emergency Planning plans and procedures across the organisation including the development of an overarching Resilience Strategy
  • Maintain the Emergency Planning webpages and communications channels;
  • Support a community resilience approach to Emergency Planning;
  • Ensure resilience of the council services by maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management System to protect critical services for residents
  • Work with organisers of major events to ensure that safety requirements and the needs of residents are addressed as part of the event planning
  • Work closely with partners across the Devon Emergency Planning Partnership and the Devon, Cornwall and IOS Local Resilience Forum

 At Phoenix House, Tiverton we value: Pride, People, Performance and Partnerships

 To find out more information about Mid Devon District Council please visit:

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact Simon Newcombe, Corporate Manager for Public Health, Regulation and Housing on 01884 244615  or Matthew Page, Corporate Manager for People, Governance and Waste on 01884 234919

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - PH11 - Resilience Officer 

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  15 June 2023 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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